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    Does someone have a ball park number to rebuild a 259 V8? Can they recomend a good shop in the San Francisco bay area. Thinking of buying a Power Hawk. Too old to wrench on it myself.

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    It is a very big ballpark it runs from $1,500 to about $4,000 to rebuild the engine plus another $800 - $1,000 to remove and reinstall the motor. There is another thread about prices on this group if someone wants to point them out for you.

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    • #3
      Tech Talk page 10 Cost for Rebuild by Studeclunker

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      • #4
        $700-$1200 if you do it all except the machine shop labor.

        Studebaker On The Net http://stude.com
        64 GT Hawk
        64 R2 4 speed Challenger
        63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
        53 Street rod
        JDP Maryland

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        • #5
          $1200 is all parts, [u]</u>IF ALL PART NEED REPLACE.[u]</u>

          I think John wants a turnkey driveable car.

          $1200 to $4000 are parameters, depending on what John can do and what John wants to be done.

          An engine can be removed and installed in less than four hours if it's yours. It takes more time if you're paying someone else.
          "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

          Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
          Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
          '33 Rockne 10,
          '51 Commander Starlight,
          '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
          '56 Sky Hawk

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          • #6
            THANKS TO ALL, LOTS OF INFO. IN A SHORT TIME. STUDE PEOPLE ARE GREAT. I THINK ROCKNE 10'S THOUGH ABOUT A TURNKEY CAR MAY BE RIGHT. IF THERE IS ONE IN CA. AT A PRICE AROUND $5000. TO $7000. LET ME KNOW. IN THE PAST I HAVE HAD 5 STUDE'S 54 COMMANDER C, 56 GOLDEN HAWK, 58 SILVER HAWK, 61 HAWK & 64 CRUISER. TIME FOR ANOTHER STUDE.

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            • #7
              This site has classified ads and links to local clubs around the country with more ads. Then there's E-Bay. Buyer beware. Check out the thread of Those Crazy E-Bayers. You should be able to find the Stude of your dreams though. Good luck and welcome to our world. Kevin in the Stoogebaker

              1963 Champ

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              • #8
                Studebakers West in Redwood City is in your area and they are reputable people with a Studebaker only parts and service business.
                Gary L.
                Wappinger, NY

                SDC member since 1968
                Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the info. Mr Biggs. If I go through with deal I will check with you for your friends #. I sure appreciate the suggestion.

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